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I agree with your overall point. I am a big backer of Turge and sounded off at the idiotic position that he can't coach. And I agree that " P should die" is over the line by a mile. With that said I have never bought into the theory that players are totally off limits from any form of criticism. If you are a student athlete who enjoys all the perks of being a Division 1 player then you should be man enough to hear criticism when it is warranted. That's kind of how it goes when you put yourself in the spotlight. Just because he is a Terp does not mean fans do not have a right to complain when a player plays dumb, lazy or dribbles the ball of his foot twice in a minute. And making critical comments does not mean you are somehow less of a fan and should result in personal attacks from posters like you.
This post was edited by DarrellGreenFan 13 months ago
I agree, it's the over the top stuff I take issue with and I think my over the top responses are limited to those situations. I'd love to be able to post about players' games positive and negative without having to weed through garbage about how this player sucks and this coach can't coach and this player is never going to get better.
When scholarship athletes are lazy or selfish I have no problem with people calling them on that on this board and I hope the coaches are calling them for that in person. When Peshon did that fake behind the back crap against GT I was all over him, because it was stupid and selfish.
How far could we get if Len stays one more yr?
If he comes back and improves as much as he did last summer and adds another 20 pounds, he will be scary good. And with Smotrcyz stretching the D and expected improvements from our young guys, we should be top 10-15 good. Don't allow yourself to consider this possibility though.
Yeah hoping Len returns would be like hope for good news when Dwayne Morgan announced. Accept and move on has been my approach with Len. While I love the upside of this team I've got some real concerns about the lack of length up front. I really like Mitchell's game but he is a liability defensively with his lack of height and virtually no lift.
exactly what this thread needed, DamnFineRetard to chime in
Based on this thread, it's pretty clear that terps08 does know 100x more about basketball than some of our posters.
Our fans are so fucking stupid and think they are such experts. I wish I could take Terps80 out of this thread in a helicopter and nuke the rest of your fucktards.
Out of curiosity I did a quick search to check out your thought provoking contributions to this thread. Any opinions that would lead to discussion? Any effort what so ever ? Not a chance. Just 4 shots at posters you disagree with. That's it, that was your entire contribution to the thread. Instead of offering a different point of view you are the old asshole on the porch screaming "get off my lawn".
Len fits the NBA much better than the college game. He's absolutely a lottery pick. He's a matchup problem in the pick and roll, something that cant be exploited in the college game. Is he going to get pushed around in the NBA? Yes, of course. But he also won't be operating in a congested lane where his good footwork is often eliminated. He's not a power player, he's a guy who needs the floor spread to work. Him, Wall and Beal would do pretty good together.
terps08 is doing a much better job of crushing the clown parade with logic and facts than i could ever do.
Whether you think it is fair or not you have the reputation for posting incorrect things and then putting your head down and being extremely stubborn about it after people come in and correct you. Eventually people just get tired of taking the time to respond. Shrug.
In other words you got nothing. Again.
Pretty much what I figured.
When I share an opinion I'm not afraid to back that position despite taking shots from all angles. That's kind of what a message board is all about. I'll leave it at that.
Back to Len I really think his ticket is to continue to develop that 10 foot jumper. I still see him as nothing more than a role player but that may very well be his role. I doubt he will ever be a post up player.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by DarrellGreenFan 13 months ago
Bump for tomorrow's lottery. Here's hoping that Alex is not in severe catastrophic situation (i.e. drafted by Wizards).
This post was edited by DJLandis 11 months ago
you again, so you are over here now messing with me.
I wrote my comment on Alex Len before his stress fracture surgery and possible shoulder issues.
However, I still would take him pretty high if he passes physicals.
I still think he will be a lottery pick but this stress fracture will no doubt drop him. And I still say he will be a journeyman NBA player who will never be more than a role player, even if he is completely healthy. And now that is very much in doubt.
Thank God the Wiz are picking high enough so even an idiot like Ernie won't consider him at 3.
people should look long and hard at what roy hibbert is doing in the playoffs. you never know, len could do the same. if you r going to take a risk take it on height.
The risk is injury, do you want a possible injury prone player?
Greg Oden, Brandon Roy?
Centers with foot problems is a serious issue due to height and weight putting stress on feet and knees.
Hopefully Alex foot problems are nothing chronic.
before injuries I had him in top 5, maybe higher.
You don't get things.
I watched Sam Bowie all thru College thru his NBA career.
He was much more productive than people think. However, stress fratures in his shins caused Sam Bowie to robbed of what in my opinion was an NBA All Star career.
Sam Bowie had 6 NBA seasons where averaged more than 10 points per game and 8 rebounds per game.
Bill Walton's career was cut short due to chronic foot injuries.
There he said Monday.
If Hibbert keeps up his performance and goes to the NBA finals, Len will go #1.
Doris Burke actually brought up this point on the Sports Fix (not with respect to Len, but generally). She rightly noted that the NBA is a copycat league. The success of Hibbert and the Memphis duo may alter some thinking on draft strategies.
Going #4 to Charlotte on the latest cnnsi.com Mock.
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